Tributes continue to flow in for the late Cllr Colin Hall, following his death last week.
Colin Hall’s ward colleague, Cllr Jayne McCoy, said: “Colin dedicated a huge part of his life to his work as a councillor and many people's lives have been touched by what he has done. I have been overwhelmed by the kind words expressed by many ward residents who knew Colin. It was a privilege to work alongside him and learn from him. I will miss him greatly.”
The Chair of Sutton Borough Liberal Democrats, Mr John Drage, said: “Colin really wanted to make the whole of Sutton a great place to live and was involved in many initiatives to improve the quality of life for people in the borough. His particular interest was the environment including a real concern about climate change and how it could impact on the lives of local people.
“In his role on London Councils (the umbrella organisation for all London boroughs) Colin played a leading role in transport and the environment at London Councils, and was widely respected by members of all political parties for his knowledge and the contributions he made on these subjects.
“Ever since he was first elected as a Wallington South ward councillor in 1998 he has worked hard for all the residents of the ward and played a key role in securing the funding for the major improvement scheme to Wallington High Street."
Mr Drage added: “Colin will be greatly missed, not only by his family and friends, but also by all his fellow councillors and the officers with whom he worked so closely.”
Cllr Tim Crowley, Leader of the Opposition Conservative Party in Sutton, said: “Colin’s experience will be sorely missed. His work on the environment and One Planet Living, as well as being regarded as one of the top members at London Councils for work to do with waste management and the new ways of treating waste, were at the forefront of everything new and exciting that the council has tried to do.
“Above all, he was an excellent colleague and a good guy. We will miss him greatly.”